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It is hard to strike an honest balance towards the possible counterparts of Roman female gladiators in our country, because as we keep an eye to the common ground shared by the female gladiators with the people in the Philippine society, we will end up having a lot of possible counterparts to consider. More often than not, when we hear the concept of “gladiators”, probably the first few things that resonate across our minds are the words; masculine, fierce, entertainers, slaves, and uncivilized brutes. Therefore, I wouldn’t be surprised if just like me, others will also stake out the same values and perspective with female gladiators. But, isn’t it ironic? Women are normally considered as the weaker sex, nevertheless, by simply putting the word “gladiator” beside it, it alters and caused conflict to some of the oldest traditional panoramas about women. Well, certainly because gladiators have that strong sense of impact- not because they entertain the crowd, but their influence lies far beyond the horizons of raging swords and combats. And for female gladiators, it has something more to do with the idea of

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